What teachers know but can't say ...

A touching perspective from a teacher about THAT kid -- the one your child talks about every day after school who smells bad or pushes other kids or is disruptive in class:
 I want to talk about THAT child, too, but there are so many things I can’t tell you.
I can’t tell you that she was adopted from an orphanage at 18 months.

I can’t tell you that he is on an elimination diet for possible food allergies, and that he is therefore hungry ALL. THE. TIME.

I can’t tell you that her parents are in the middle of a horrendous divorce, and she has been staying with her grandma.

I can’t tell you that I’m starting to worry that grandma drinks…

She really hits the mark, and I promise that after reading this you will never see THOSE kids in quite the same way again. You will also feel renewed appreciation and respect for all the juggling that teachers do behind the scenes ... Thank a teacher today!

http://missnightmutters.com/2014/11/dear-parent-about-that-kid.html




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